Notwithstanding impressive progress, poverty and inequality remain high in Chile in OECD comparison, and the tax-benefit system does little to improve on this.
Chile has made good progress in improving housing conditions, but still around 10% of the population lives in either overcrowded houses, or of inadequate quality and/or with poor access to basic services.
On 7 May 2010 Chile completed the last step in its path to OECD membership. In signing the OECD Convention, Chile pledged its full dedication to achieving the Organisation’s fundamental aims and became the first South American country to join the OECD.
The OECD Mexico Centre serves as regional contact in Latin America for the full range of OECD activities, from the sales of publications, to inquiries from the media, to liaison with governments, parliaments, business, labour and civil society.
This document sets out when Chile joined the OECD, what its permanent delegation does, and the benefits of OECD membership.